12-01-2016 03:35 PM - edited 12-01-2016 03:39 PM
Today, we announced general availability of NetBackup 8.0 with expanded cloud options for cloud integration and cloud-based NetBackup instances.
To get started with the new NetBackup Amazon Machine Image in AWS, I have attached the USER GUIDE - Veritas NetBackup CloudFormation Template.
12-02-2016 01:33 AM - edited 12-02-2016 04:38 AM
Thanks for posting - some grumpy old man comments from me, provided with the best intentions:
12-05-2016 12:55 AM
Thanks Nicolai. That is valid feedback and I'll make sure we update the document. I am also planning a blog post on the NetBackup AMI, so I'll make sure to address your points there too.
01-05-2017 05:58 AM
I found your blog over here: https://vox.veritas.com/t5/Netting-Out-NetBackup-Blog/New-Cloud-Capabilities-in-NetBackup-8-0/ba-p/8...
The reference to NetBackup Amazon Machine Image made me want to look for more information.
Needless to say there is nothing in NBU 8.0 Release Notes.
Google found this blog...
I was hoping for an 'idiot's guide' but it seems to be written for Cloud Storage admin/expert.
The steps seem easy enough to follow, but what is this file that must be uploaded?
Who supplies this template/file and where can it be obtained from?
01-05-2017 10:08 AM
I'm chasing down why we don't have more detail about this in the standard docs, but in the mean time, take a look at this page:
There is a link to the CFT guide on that page. If it still doesn't get you enough information, let me know and I'll see what further I can chase down. I admittedly haven't played with this yet, so I'm not sure what additional pieces might be missing to give you the complete picture.
01-05-2017 10:49 AM
Apologies if you already spotted it Charles...
...but the link again, without the trailing space:
01-05-2017 02:58 PM
Okay, so I fished around and discovered we don't actually HAVE the link to the AMI available (oops).
This is being remedied with our web team, but in the mean time:
should download the AMI so you can deploy NBU. If it doesn't work, let me know and I'll keep fishing.
01-05-2017 11:16 PM
Thanks for all the trouble Charles!
I am still hoping for an 'Idiots Guide'.
The link to 'Access the NetBackup AMI ' wants me to 'Sign In or Create an AWS Account'.
I am nowhere ready to do this - just looking for HOWTO information at this stage.
The NBU-AMI.json file is only 22KB in size ? I am more curious than ever to know what exactly it is...
Guess I need to find a local AWS expert...
01-06-2017 06:01 AM
I've expressed the need to product management, and better documentation is on the list for the 8.0 version. I've requested a step by step guide be added to that list that includes everything you have to do on the AWS side as well as NBU side to make this a completely working solution. I don't know that we'll get a 7.7.3 version, but I've asked for that as well.
01-06-2017 06:04 AM
03-10-2017 12:15 PM
The link to AWS is not working can you post the link that works to test drive?
12-06-2017 01:03 PM
Very good info thanks.
Is there any limitations using AWS when backing up from one AZ (availability zone) another AZ?